Hangmanagrams

Posted by: Lex

Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 03:07 PM

welcome A slightly new twist on the old schooldays word guessing game of Hangman to torture you all! In this version the guessers start off by creating a nonsense anagram of the answer, because the setter will simply enter each correctly guessed letter (including any duplicates) into the first available space(s) in the outline. At some point, there will be enough letters to create scope for a guess at the answer by unscrambling them, or at least that is the general idea... crazy...go on, give it a try!

Please read the instructions carefully as these are not the usual rules of the traditional game. Hopefully everything is reasonably clear, but please do not hesitate to ask for help or clarification.

The rules

(i) The setter puts up the outline of a word or a short well-known expression in blank (so that all the other players know are the numbers of words and of letters in each word) together with an indication of the nature or category of the word/expression. An expression might be for example a book, play, film or music title or the name of a famous person or character, or perhaps a proverb or saying: it is entirely up to the setter.

(ii) Someone else posts at least two letters which he/she thinks might be in the word/expression.

(iii) The setter enters into the outline any correctly guessed letter, but not necessarily in its correct position: the letter and any repetition of it will simply be placed in the first available empty space (which might of course entirely coincidentally be its correct position).

(iv) Meanwhile the setter also starts to add the hanged person to the gallows with one step for each incorrectly guessed letter or position of letter. Seven steps are needed to complete the victim (head, body, right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm, face).

(v) Someone posts another two (or more) letter guesses and/or a guess at the correct position in the outline of at least one of the already correctly guessed letters, and so on. There is nothing to prevent the same person from posting consecutive guesses, or even hogging an entire game, but please have some consideration for other addicts! snicker

(vi) Players are allowed to try to guess individual words of an answer consisting of more than one word. However, such a guess will be treated as separate letter or position guesses for each blank space in the word (which could therefore prove expensive if the guess is wrong). eek

(vii) At any stage anyone can try to guess the whole word/expression, and a wrong word/expression guess results in two steps towards the completion of the picture. evil

(viii) Any letter appearing in its correct position (whether coincidentally or as a result of a correct position guess) will be shown in bold italic.

(ix) The setter wins if the picture of the hanged person is completed: otherwise the person to correctly guess the word/expression is the winner, and hopefully then sets the next word/expression. Don't be afraid to have a go: there is plenty of help available if you have any difficulty, and you can always edit your way out of any errors.

Note for setters on creating the picture of the gallows and hanged person

The picture steps (kindly contributed by Pandora) are in a photobucket album on the internet which are accessed by using one of the urls (web addresses) below, and here's how you do it:

In the full reply screen one of the option buttons across the top is "enter an image" which then offers you a choice of various image positions (take your pick: I have been using the position "non-floating image") followed by a dialogue box for the url.

You just copy and paste the url you need, deleting and replacing (using the edit process) as you go through the game and want to change the picture.

If the thought of using the urls scares you, you will probably be forgiven for leaving the picture out altogether.

The urls

The gallows, in place at the start of the game
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/G4.gif

Step one, the head of the condemned person
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H1.gif

Step two, the body
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H2.gif

Step three, the right leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H3.gif

Step four, the left leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H4.gif

Step five, the right arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H5.gif

Step six, the left arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H6.gif

Step seven, the face of death devil http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H10.gif


Are you feeling lucky...? zombie
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 03:13 PM

A music title in four words (4,2,3,7)

City of New Orleans (guessed by Manxman)

Incorrect guesses: HDU
Steps left: 4


Posted by: Sondi

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 03:18 PM

O, T


wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 03:48 PM

Hi Sondi: so far you are correct and safe... wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 03:59 PM

E, I wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 04:10 PM

Two more shots on target. smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 05:17 PM

S H

By the way, supercool name. penguin urock penguin
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 05:44 PM

One hit, one miss, and glad you like the name!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/16/13 09:22 PM

L, A wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/17/13 03:33 AM

Two more good shots (I had you to some extent in mind when setting this one). smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/17/13 07:38 PM

R, N
Sounds like it is either country music or about cats smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/18/13 02:18 AM

Yet two more good letters. smile

I didn't know that you are a cat lover: most people on GB seem to be crazy about dogs!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/18/13 12:51 PM

C D

Still not sure what this is....first word is stumping me.

My avatar is of a cat (harry) that I had for 18 years who passed away a few years ago. Also, over the years we have had Manx cats as well. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/18/13 05:49 PM

C is good but not D. I cannot edit at present but should have full access tomorrow. At present I am making do with using my Kindle.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/18/13 06:33 PM

U F think This is a toughie
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/20/13 03:32 PM

Another one good and one bad - you must be getting some ideas by now!

Still struggling to edit!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/20/13 05:12 PM

slapforehead
City of New Orleans hardwall
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 03:42 AM

Correct! I know this was a hit for Willie, although I prefer (and have on my iPod) Arlo Guthrie's version.

http://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=city+of+new+orleans+youtube
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 08:46 AM

Thanks Lex. I liked Arlo's version as well wave

T A E E E * H H * L I I * N D R R _ (4 word song title 5,2,3,5)

Incorrect letters: O S C P
Incorrect word guess: the
Steps left: 2

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 01:45 PM

(Back at home on a machine I know how to use).

O and T. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 01:50 PM

T is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 02:03 PM

A, E and H.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 03:56 PM

a triple hit bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 04:02 PM

L and S.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 04:15 PM

L is good smile
added another H
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 05:44 PM

I and N.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/21/13 05:52 PM

both good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/22/13 03:03 PM

C and D.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/22/13 04:04 PM

D is good wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/22/13 08:33 PM

R and P.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/22/13 10:39 PM

R is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/23/13 05:03 AM

We ought to be able to solve this now that we have all the letters bar one, but I am still struggling...! headscratch
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/23/13 08:09 AM

Yeah, I know how you feel smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/23/13 04:58 PM

Struggling here too. Tried all kinds of variations but nothing is coming to me.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/23/13 05:21 PM

double checked all the letters and everything is good smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/24/13 03:38 AM

Okay, I'll guess that the third word is THE.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/24/13 07:38 AM

Sorry Lex frown
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/24/13 05:46 PM

idea Devil in her Heart

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=devi...amp;view=detail
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/24/13 05:48 PM

bravo Well done Lex.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/24/13 06:32 PM

Yay, Lex! I would have never got that one. I didn't even recognize it after I saw it. think
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 05:01 AM

Another of those songs you may recognise without remembering the title!

Technically MxM succeeded in hanging us as my wrong guess of THE would have forfeited three steps (although two of the letters did at least belong in that word): I should have just guessed T as the first letter.

In any event, I'll set the next one, which is a book and a film in two words (3,6)

R E D * D R A G O N (guessed by Manxman)

Wrong guesses: TS

Steps remaining: 5


Just waiting and hoping... zombie



Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 09:26 AM

T, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 10:15 AM

E good but not T. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 01:05 PM

A, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 01:25 PM

Both good.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 01:53 PM

N and S smile

By the way Lex, you hit it right on the head, there are a lot of songs I recognize when I hear but never would recognize the title.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 02:17 PM

N good, S not. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 03:41 PM

O, G wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 05:00 PM

Two on target: methinks you have it!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/25/13 06:40 PM

Red Dragon smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/26/13 07:42 AM

thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/26/13 09:48 AM

Thanks Lex.

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (3 word movie title 6,7,4) Solved by Lex

Incorrect Letters: D L O H
Tries Left: 3

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 02:57 AM

E, I and T. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 08:27 AM

3 for 3 bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 10:19 AM

A and D.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 12:13 PM

A is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 12:15 PM

L and S.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 12:17 PM

S is good
also added a couple more A's smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 12:19 PM

N and O.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 12:20 PM

N is good yes
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 01:31 PM

G and H.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 02:29 PM

G is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 02:36 PM

V and R.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Lex
Two on target: methinks you have it!
grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 05:33 PM

Saving Private Ryan. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/27/13 05:59 PM

bravo Well done Lex
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 06:59 AM

A TV series in three words (3,8,5):


T H E * R O C K F O R D * F I L E S - guessed by Cue


Wrong guesses:
Steps left: 7


Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 07:27 AM

T and H
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 08:10 AM

E, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 09:12 AM

All four altogether too good! smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 09:34 AM

The Rockford Files?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 10:11 AM

Certainly is! thumbsup

I was a little worried that I or
someone else might already have used it.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 10:28 AM

Thanks, Lex!

P H I L E A S / F O G G [Character Name (7,4)] Guessed by Lex

I'm ready for the next victim! Bring it on! evil

Wrong guesses: CDNRT
Steps left: 2

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 10:32 AM

E, T wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 11:53 AM

A and R.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:12 PM

You each get one!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:16 PM

L, N wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:17 PM

D and I.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:23 PM

Question: When you're placing the letters, do you just start at the left and fill the entire area, even if the answer has multiple words, or do you put a correct letter within the word that it's actually supposed to be in?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:31 PM

Just start at the left and keep going: no need to keep letters within the correct words.

I did consider keeping letters within their word, but I think it would make the game too easy/less interesting.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:32 PM

Cue, fill in the correctly answered letters from the left for the letters guessed in order L, N, D, I. If any happen to fall in their correct spot, then bold and italicize it smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:38 PM

That should have got him confused! lol
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 02:46 PM

Okay, you each get one apiece again!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 03:16 PM

S, C wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 03:32 PM

One good, one bad. Me thinks the rope is getting tighter! eek
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 05:24 PM

G and H.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 05:31 PM

Ah! Two good hits, Lex thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 05:39 PM

Phileas Fogg smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/28/13 05:43 PM

Good solve, Lex!
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 03:49 AM

An actor (5,6)

A I E E R * O D C _ _ _

Wrong guesses: LNSMT
Steps left: 2


Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 06:48 AM

A and I
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 07:37 AM

So far, so good... smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 08:14 AM

L, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 09:04 AM

Not L but E.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 09:06 AM

R N
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 09:17 AM

R but not N.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 10:39 AM

S M wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 11:29 AM

Neither of those. happydance
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 11:59 AM

O T
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 12:17 PM

O but no T, and not much room to breathe...! eek
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 01:33 PM

Gasp, gasp.....D, C wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 02:08 PM

Both good...a reprieve! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 02:11 PM

I will hazard a guess...Derek Jacobi smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 02:40 PM

praise Nice one manxman!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 02:49 PM

Thanks Cue wave Character and actor names are tougher than book or movie titles, do you think?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 05/29/13 03:06 PM

Correct, and well done! thumbsup

I think that it could be time for a new thread, sticking with the same formula which we all seem to be enjoying. I'll set it up and MxM can post the next poser.